HC Deb 30 October 1957 vol 575 c205
38. Mr. Stonehouse

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation when approval will be given for a grant for the improvement of the west side of Pooles Lane in the urban district of Willenhall.

Mr. Nugent

I regret that this may not be possible for some time.

Mr. Stonehouse

Is the Minister aware that the road is in an absolutely shocking condition? Is he aware that the Staffordshire County Council has approved its part of the grant and it is only the parsimonious approach of his own Ministry to the scheme that is holding up this very urgent improvement?

Mr. Nugent

I quite accept that this, like many other schemes, is desirable, but this is a Class 3 road and the amount of traffic it carries simply does not warrant its having the priority which the hon. Member would like.